Consultant Profile

Dr Alison Calver

Dr Alison Calver MA, MB BS, MD, FRCP
Practicing at:
Spire Southampton Hospital
  • Cardiology
    • Coronary Artery Disease
    • Interventional cardiology
Special clinical interests:

Interventional cardiology, transoesophageal echocardiography

Research interests:

The control of vascular tone, platelet pharmacology in coronary intervention

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant cardiologist, Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

British Medical Association
British Cardiac Society
British Cardiac Intervention Society
Fellow, Royal College of Physicians of London
Postgraduate Medical School Board

Contact Details 
Private secretary:
Jane Ball
Private secretary telephone number:
023 8091 4444
Private secretary fax:
023 8051 1551
Private secretary email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Alison Calver is a consultant cardiologist at the Wessex Cardiothoracic Centre at Southampton University Hospital. She qualified from Cambridge University and the University College and Middlesex Hospitals in London in 1986. Her postgraduate training was at St George's Hospital, London, The London Chest Hospital and Southampton University Hospital. Dr Calver also has a background in research and spent 2 years as British Heart Foundation Fellow examining the role of nitric oxide in the control of vascular tone. She obtained MRCP in 1989 and was awarded an MD for her thesis in 1993.

In addition to general cardiology, Dr Calver's interests are in interventional cardiology, transoesophageal echocardiography and pacing. She is a member of the Council of the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society and has been a member of British Cardiac Society Working Groups, reporting on workforce issues.

Dr Calver also has a significant committment to Medical Education. She is responsible for cardiology training in Wessex and runs the cardiology training rotation producing the cardiologists of the future.

Personal profile:

Dr Calver is married with two children. She enjoys skiing, travelling and family life - with a 5 and 6 year old life is never dull.

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Dr Alison Calver

Dr Alison Calver Cardiology Consultant, Southampton, Hampshire, private hospital specialist.

Southampton Heart Service at Spire Southampton Hospital

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Wessex Cardiology, Hampshire

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